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No problems for a new stadium now then?

Year after year, or more to the point decade after decade talk of Pompey moving to a new home came and went - and still we wait...

Were the problems seriously due to 'disrupting habitats', 'security fears' or 'council objections', which was the main favourite...or did it just boil down to the fact that we did not have the finances to do this? Or, to be fair a combination of the lot!

Either way, and touch wood the Dr SAF takeover goes through smoothly - as I believe it will - we should have the finances for this in the future but more importantly 100% unquestionably appear to have the support of Portsmouth City Council!

We must have the support of Portsmouth City Council, as the Pompey Site has announced that PCC have 'officially announced their intention to become a host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,' so this cannot be an argument against this anymore, right?

Put it this way, no stadium meeting the requirements means no host city!

As much as we love Fratton Park this does not, and will not, meet requirements even with the proposed redevelopment - so, if we have the funds to do this, or at least contribute towards it as the suggestion is the FA are willing to stump up a large amount, then come 2018 if England wins the bid to stage the World Cup, and Pompey wins a host city bid, we finally get this move without question, right?


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 12 2009

Time: 1:37PM

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You make a very good point Rug - the City Council need to be on the ball and do what is necessary for this to succeed.
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12/06/2009 14:02:00

they're more than welcome to use my garden. Got a couple of old jumper we can use for goal posts!
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12/06/2009 14:14:00

This is indeed, good news. With PCC behind us, it still won't be plain sailing but it will be a lot easier to get the plans passed and the NIMBYS beaten.
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12/06/2009 15:07:00

So all we need now is for England to win the bid, then its full steam ahead.
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12/06/2009 20:21:00

Well we've been told the go-ahead for the new training ground has been given a long time ago - yet nothing happened. and it was full steam ahead for the Horsea Island stadium, with council and navy support, but suddenly it was no go. I'm sure the reason is Sacha ran out of money. So Dr SAF should be all set to go on that then. Hopefully.
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12/06/2009 23:43:00

Australia definatley deserves the 2018 WC. We have come along way in such little time and this would be really beneficial for the game.
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13/06/2009 01:13:00

we, as a club, cannot say that the council are not supporting us anymore - if we have the funding to do this, even without the FA's help or a world cup bid success, then there should be no reason for this not to happen now... PCC support a world cup bid for the community, even without this they could not now justify going back on this support for a new stadium - if we can fund it we now get this!
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